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N Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

N Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out [...]
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N Korea’s economy may not survive another year, defector says

N Korea’s economy may not survive another year, defector says

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

North Korea is so weak its economy might not last long under tough United Nations sanctions, a high-ranking defector said Monday in his first public speaking engagement in [...]
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N Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says

N Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang’s commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching “all the way to the [...]
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As N Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures [...]
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Even Russia Is Slamming N Korea, Despite Blaming US for Missile Launch

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

Despite repeatedly piling blame on the US for the rising crisis on the Korean Peninsula, Russia’s top diplomat issued a reminder that Moscow is still opposed to North [...]
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Passengers leaving Korea for US to face tighter screening from October 26

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Passengers leaving South Korea for the United States will be required to undergo stricter check-in screening from October 26, amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks, [...]
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Russia reopens ferry route to N Korea

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sea trips between Vladivostok, Russia and isolated North Korea have resumed after a two-month break, with the transport of cargo, the RIA news agency reported on Monday, [...]
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N Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in [...]
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Ex-Korea president decries corruption trial as ‘political revenge’

Ex-Korea president decries corruption trial as ‘political revenge’

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Deposed president speaks out as defence team resigns in protest at her treatment, and international lawyers appeal to UN Park Geun-hye, the deposed South Korean president, [...]
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Woman who defected from N Korea says the regime is so much worse than the media portrays it

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

‘They are so focused on the military and showing scenes of Pyongyang when average North Koreans are really struggling to survive’ A North Korean woman who [...]
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N Korea diplomacy will continue ‘until the first bomb drops,’ Tillerson says

N Korea diplomacy will continue ‘until the first bomb drops,’ Tillerson says

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview Sunday that the Trump administration will continue to pursue diplomacy with Pyongyang “until the first bomb [...]
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US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N Korea

US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N Korea

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after [...]
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N Korea Says Nuclear War ‘May Break Out Any Moment’

N Korea Says Nuclear War ‘May Break Out Any Moment’

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East [...]
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US Navy Seals tasked with N Korea ‘decapitation’ strike could be part of exercises

US Navy Seals tasked with N Korea ‘decapitation’ strike could be part of exercises

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A unit of US special forces tasked with carrying out “decapitation” operations may be aboard a nuclear-powered submarine docked in the South Korean port of Busan, [...]
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Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says. Is it the Trump Effect?

Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says. Is it the Trump Effect?

17-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:56 AM

There was a pretty striking finding in Thursday’s Quinnipiac University poll: Fully 46 percent of Republicans — a plurality — said they would support a preemptive [...]
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